Olean’s brightest stars came out Friday night, April 1, to support The Rehabilitation Foundation’s elegant Seafood Fest 16 which reeled in a whopping catch of more than 220 attendees.

Seafood Fest 16 026As Dan Carter’s auction chant rang out in the glittering candlelight of The Old Library Restaurant, dozens of individuals and corporations responded generously by purchasing lobsters and porterhouse steaks for hundreds of dollars. Together they dug deep and gave unsparingly to the important work of The ReHab Center throughout Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties benefitting hundreds of people with disabilities.

While each benefactor made a tremendous contribution to the agency, there were several outstanding stars. Among them was Martin Maynard, owner of Ask Design Jewelers, who generously purchased a lobster dinner for Cappy Dominic, who has worked for The ReHab Center’s SubCon Industries for more than 30 years.

Seafood Fest 16 012Another generous star was Sarah Kinley of the Kinley Corporation who bid on and won a 75-year-old lobster. While bidding was strong among attendees and sponsors, the Kinley Corporation and Maple Leaf Contracting were active bidders and winners.

Among the generous corporate benefactors who contributed to the fun and flavor of the evening were Cutco, Ellicott Villas, and Ask Design Jewelers, all of whom contributed items for auction valued at more than $1,200. U.S. Foods donated two porterhouse steaks and a five-pound lobster.
Seafood Fest 16 could not have been such a great success without the amazing generosity of its sponsors.

Admiral Sponsors:
Bryans & Gramuglia CPA, LLC; ComTon, Inc.; Iroquois Group, Inc.; Kinley Corporation, MJ Paint¬ing Contractor Corp., and Shults Toyota of Bradford.

Captain Sponsors:
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Community Bank, N.A.; Drs. Ahmad & Naheed Hilal, Kellner, LLC; Maple Leaf Contracting, Peterson Roofing Co., PLAN Architectural Studio, Ron’s Smoke Shop, The Bonadio Group, and Valley Tire, Inc.

First Mate Sponsors:
Brandcrush; Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home; CUTCO Corporation, IBC Engineering, P.C.; Mazza Mechanical Services, Inc.; Olean Medical Group, One Group, Portville Truck, Wilby Construction, Shawley Office equipment, Inc.; SolEpoxy, Inc.; The Wilday Group of Morgan Stanley, Westminster Consulting, LLC.Group, PLLC; Robert A. Benjamin
Excavating & Trucking, Subway – Shelley Pollock.Seafood Fest 16 015

The Rehabilitation Foundation is especially grateful to its friends at The Old Library for their elegant display, exceptional service, impressive creativity and dedication. A huge thank you also to Ask Design Jewelers for sponsoring the Clam Treasure Chest. Your support of Seafood Fest 16 and commitment to the work of the center is enormously appreciated.

It is with heartfelt gratitude that The Rehabilitation Foundation thanks all who helped make Seafood Fest 16 a great success and memorable evening.